Meet Cristina

Cristina Montoya is a Registered Dietitian and Holistic Cannabis practitioner who has been living with Sjogren's, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia for half of her life. She helps adults with rheumatic conditions lead an anti-inflammatory lifestyle to ease chronic pain and fatigue by following three simple steps:

1) Nourishing your gut with anti-inflammatory nutrition
2) Minimizing nutritional deficiencies
3) Incorporating cannabis safely and savoury*

Don't let the diet culture take over your sanity. Cristina will help you take small steps to nourish your body, save money with low-budget anti-inflammatory meals, manage medications' side effects, and reduce inflammation. 

*Preferably adults who hold a medical cannabis document in Canada or a Medical Marijuana Card in the U.S. 

YOU don't have to feel lonely and isolated. I understand your pain and struggles. That's why I created the Arthritis Dietitian.

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I am Cristina Montoya, a Colombian mama living in the land of maple syrup, beavers and Hockey, Canada. I am a graduate of the Nutrition and Dietetics program from the University of Antioquia, Colombia; a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a member of good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Dietitians of Canada, and the Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA).  I am also a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner graduate from the Holistic Cannabis Academy. As a patient advocate, I participate in the Durham Region Sjögren's Syndrome Support Group from the Sjögren's Society of Canada as well as the Online Consumer Panel from the Arthritis Society

I created the Arthritis Dietitian Blog to connect with other autoimmune arthritis warriors while helping them adopt a holistic anti-inflammatory way of living to reduce inflammation, pain and fatigue. 

I am passionate about autoimmune rheumatic diseases, medical cannabis science, digestive health, Mediterranean diet, Anti-inflammatory Way of living, heritage foods, home cooking, gluten-free baking, and living one day at a time.